It will only be a few minutes! I’ll be right back. Ten Minutes, I promise. No matter what the circumstances are, it is never truly just a few minutes that we are gone. You never know when you might get help up in a store or in any situation where you think leaving your pet in the car will be okay. Those 5 extra minutes could be the difference between a heatstroke for your pet. Did you know that it only takes 5 -10 minutes for the heat to affect your pet?
Why does it happen so quickly? This is because there is a huge difference between the temperature inside a car vs outside a car. The temperature inside of a car is significantly higher than the temperature outside, it is will continually increase with time. Take a look the infographic above from Audi North Miami to see how different the temperature can be inside verse outside a car.
What is the solution? If you see a pet instead a hot car, please take the necessary steps and call your local police station or animal control. Then stay with the pet until help can arrive. If you are a pet owner, when it gets too hot outside, we would recommend don’t risk bringing your fur baby along. The best place for your pet when its warm outside is at home!